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CBC TV's 2021-2021 Schedule

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CBC Television today announced its 2021/2021
television schedule, featuring four prime-time shows from its newly created factual entertainment division and two new drama series premiering this fall. The network also announced that CBC Newsworld's nightly talk show, The Hour
with host George Stroumboulopoulos, will move to the main network.

Viewers have a wealth of new programs to choose from this season. Among the many highlights are Intelligence, a new drama series about present day
Canadian criminal and intelligence realities, written by Chris Haddock, creator of Da Vinci's Inquest; Rumours, a 20-episode comedic drama that offers a modern look at urban living through the eyes of the staff at a Toronto-based women's magazine; Hockey: A People's History, a 10-hour documentary series tracing the roots of hockey in Canada; The Canadian One, a search for the
country's greatest unsigned musical talent; and Dragon's Den, a new reality series where daring entrepreneurs step into the intimidating world of business financing.

"Starting this fall, CBC Television will provide Canadians with outstanding public television 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Our goal is
to deliver entertaining, high-quality, popular shows that connect with people throughout the day - morning, afternoon, evening and late night," announced Kirstine Layfield, executive director of network programming, CBC Television. "We've expanded our Canadian entertainment programming from 150 hours to a total of 175 hours this season, and we're pushing prime time earlier to 7 p.m. and later into the evening."

Also featured in CBC Television's new season are:

- New reality based shows, including: Test the Nation: National IQ Test, a live quiz show that tests your ability to reason, recognize and
analyze; Underdogs, a new five-part series hosted by Wendy Mesley where beaten-down consumers fight back against big business; and a new daily talk show currently in development.

- Other great dramas: October, 1970, an eight-hour hostage drama and a political thriller; Jozi-H, a gripping medical series about the
personal struggles faced by an eclectic, international band of doctors, surgeons and nurses in a chaotic and demanding hospital; the forensic docudrama 72 Hours; and a new season of the cult favourite Dr. Who. The Summit, which takes viewers inside the corridors of power at a G8 gathering of world leaders; Dragon Boys, a character-driven high-octane thriller that opens a window onto the world of Asian organized crime; Booky Makes Her Mark, a warm and humorous family film; Everest '82, with Jason Priestley and William Shatner telling
the drama, tragedy and triumph of the 1982 expedition by Laurie Skreslet and Pat Morrow, the first Canadians to set foot on the summit
of Mount Everest.

- Outstanding documentaries: The Great War, a four-hour epic marking the 90th anniversary of the Great War, "starring" 300 descendants of First
World War soldiers; The Secret History of 9/11, an extraordinary minute-by minute inside account of the biggest terrorist crime in history; Arctic Rush, an exploration of how the white icy blanket encircling the North Pole is likely to recede in the next decades; Greatest Canadian Inventions, featuring a 'countdown' of the fifty
best inventions the public can't live without; plus 9/11: Toxic Legacy, which examines the environmental fallout of Sept. 11.

- The most trusted and comprehensive news and current affairs available on Canadian television: CBC News: The National, with Peter Mansbridge;
the much-honoured CBC News: the fifth estate; CBC News: Marketplace, moving to a new day and time; CBC News: Canada Now; CBC News: Sunday Night; and Venture's Movers and Shakers.

- Hilarious comedy: The Rick Mercer Report returns; as well as the Winnipeg Comedy Festival; Just For Laughs; a new Ron James special,
West Coast Wild; Royal Canadian Air Farce; and This Hour Has 22 Minutes.

- The finest in children's programs, including: Curious George and Wilbur for pre-schoolers, plus The Secret Life of Og for school-aged children.

- Sports broadcasting excellence that is second to none: new host of the CFL ON CBC, Elliotte Friedman, with the 94th Grey Cup from Winnipeg;
the 2021 Canada Winter Games, taking place for the first time in Whitehorse, Yukon; exclusive live coverage of Championship Curling; World Figure Skating; and the all-time favourite, CBC's Hockey Night in Canada.

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